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SubjectRe: [RFC] Configuring synchronous interfaces in Linux
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> In article <20001201233227.A9457@metastasis.f00f.org> you wrote:
> > Actually; Ethernet badly needs something like this too. I would kill
> > to be able to do something like:
>
> > ifconfig eth0 speed 100 duplex full
>
> > o across different networks cards -- I've been thinking about it of
> > late as I had to battle with this earlier this week; depending on
> > what network card you use, you need different magic incarnations to
> > do the above.
>
> > A standard interface is really needed; unless anyone objects I may
> > look at drafting something up -- but it will require some input if it
> > is not to look completely Ethernet centric.
>
> For ethernet we have ethtool, recently changed from sparc only to
> architecture independend.

It should be consistent with the wireless extentions (same goal)

Xav
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